Welcome back to school, we hope you had a lovely half term break!


This half term we will be continuing our Tudor topic. The children will be looking at portraits from the Tudor times and trying to create their own portrait of a well-known person from that time. The children will look in more detail at Henry VIII and his six wives. They will use different sources to find out information about each wife and their role in Henry VIII’s life. Also we will look at Henry’s influence on religion in the UK. Our final challenge will involve the children taking part in a debate where they will argue their opinion for or against crime and punishment during Tudor times.


We will be starting to look at how to write a newspaper report. This will involve looking at features such as using a headline, formal language, past tense and making sure events are in the correct order. The children will be writing their own newspaper to inform people about the decisions made by Henry VIII and the affect it had on them. The children will be focusing on a range of grammar techniques and sentence starters this and using was and were correctly in a sentence.


This half term we will be focusing on measure. The children will be looking at length, capacity and weight. This will involve comparing and converting between units of measure. It is really important that the children carry on practising their times tables up to 12x12 as the children will be completing the Government’s Multiplication Tables Check on 23rd June. We will continue practising in school and would really appreciate if you could also practise at
home. The ‘Sound Check’ option on Times Table Rockstars follows the same format as the multiplication check. Please let us know if you require your child’s username and password for Timestable Rockstars.


PE will continue to take place on a Wednesday morning each week. Kit required consists of a plain white or blue t- shirt and navy blue or black shorts. PE sessions will still be outside weather permitting therefore children may wear a plain navy or black zipped top without a hood and plain bottoms or a plain dark tracksuit. The children will continue to work on their cricket skills and will begin to focus on striking games that require different skills, such as rounders.

We are all looking forward to a fun filled half term with Year 4!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we’re always here to help.


Miss Hornsby and Miss Ella




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